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Antwerp Startup Fair 2019: Matchmaking & Workshops

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BluePoint Antwerpen

9 Filip Williotstraat

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This year's edition of the Antwerp Startup Fair features three parallel lunch & learn sessions brought to you by Digipolis, EYnovation, University of Antwerp, VLAIO/Baekeland and Antwerp Management School.

We invite all startups & scale-ups to actively participate and maximize the learnings from our three parallel sessions:


SESSION 1 | Working with Corporates | 12:00 - 14:30


Program

  • 12:00 — 13:00 | Workshop by AMS & University of Antwerp
  • 13:00 — 13:15 | Break
  • 13:15 — 14:30 | Digipolis Startup Bootcamp


About the workshop on “How you as a startup can maximize value from an innovation ecosystem?” by Antwerp Management School

Many new (digital) technologies, business model innovations and a move of young intellectual capital to the start-up world are hitting more and more established companies, stronger as ever before, affecting even companies in very traditional industries. The (future) leaders in no matter which industry will be forced to implement an entrepreneurial mindset and strategy in their established companies to deal with or proactively orchestrate constant waves of innovation.

On the one hand, these resource-intensive and experienced companies lack the entrepreneurial spirit and are more and more reaching out to the start-up world aiming to work together with start-ups. On the other hand, start-ups with new fresh disruptive ideas often miss the market knowledge and resources to ignite their ventures.

This session will explain why and how you as a start-up can work together with more established firms in the innovation ecosystem to kickstart and grow your venture.

In addition, we will share our insights as to how universities and knowledge institutes are your partners in this innovation exchange.


About the Digipolis Startup Bootcamp

During the Antwerp Startup Fair, Digipolis, the IT-partner of the city of Antwerp, will organize speed dates connecting their Solution Managers with startups and scaleups focused on the following challenges:

  • The City of Antwerp and Digipolis are looking for a creative partner who will present innovative ideas to a future-proof editorial environment for www.antwerpen.be. Can your company inspire the City with the design of a state-of-the-art editorial environment?
  • The City of Antwerp pays a lot of attention to e-inclusion. People can go to different locations throughout the city to get training on all kinds of digital skills. The current application for the management of these courses and trainings needs to be replaced. We are looking for a partner who can build a new web app for our web points.

Do you want to help build smart IT solutions for the city of Antwerp?

Do you have any questions about the Antwerp City Platform as a Service (ACPaaS), our purchasing procedure or about our current challenges and assignments? Or would you just like to meet us?

Feel free to come by and listen to our colleagues during the Digipolis Startup Bootcamp. During this boot camp, you will receive all the information you need to pitch for our challenges. Afterwards you can meet our Solution Managers and ask questions about our current challenges.



SESSION 2 | EYnovation Lunch & Learn Session | 12:00 - 14:30


Program

  • 12:00 — 14:00 | IP by Sophie Blieck
  • 14:00 — 14:30 | EYnovation by Vincent Stoops


In this lunch & learn session, you will learn how to use IP efficiently for your company and create a competitive advantage in the market:

  • Focus on the tax implications and optimizations around IP
  • Learn more about the innovation deduction
  • Attract new employees via IP rewards
  • Discover the benefits of alternative loan remuneration

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SESSION 3 | Workshop on Hiring a PhD or Becoming One by Baekeland & University of Antwerp | 12:00 - 13:00


As a start-up, are you interested in thorough research, or do you have employees who want to convert their expertise into a PhD? Baekeland mandates are the best way to work out a PhD in collaboration with the business community.

The benefit for your startup is that you get access to knowledge at the university and you have a hands-on PhD student who works for four years on a topic that is relevant to your company. The candidate can be both an (existing) employee of the company and a researcher at the university.

The university is responsible for the scientific guidance on the way to a PhD and the company also provides strategic orientation to the project. The financing for personnel and operating costs is partly borne by VLAIO and amounts to 50 to 80% of the total budget.

This session provides an overview of the benefits and conditions of this channel. The presentation is given by the Baekeland coordinators from VLAIO and University of Antwerp.

This workshop will be hosted by

  • Els Tourwé is the Baekeland coordinator for VLAIO, the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • Bram Verbinnen is the coordinator for the Baekeland mandates within the University of Antwerp.
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